HANSARD: Jenny asks what action should be done for the use of firearms in intimate partner violence

House of Commons Debate
Criminal Code
Government Orders
June 20th, 2022 / 1:30 p.m.


Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Madam Speaker, this is an issue that should be of concern for all of us in this House, and that is the use of firearms in the case of intimate partner violence. In fact, in 2018, over 500 cases involved firearms in the case of intimate partner violence. What do the Conservatives think should be done to address the use of firearms in the case of intimate partner violence? I do believe this bill is also attempting to address that as one of the issues."


Arnold Viersen (Conservative) Peace River—Westlock, AB

"Madam Speaker, I would just note that for a very long time already, in order to get a firearms licence in this country, people have to have it signed off by their conjugal partner. That is a fair analysis. I also believe they can revoke that consent at any time. The law was good on that. The Liberals are tinkering around the edges once again.

Again, this is a distraction from the hard work that needs to be done around getting criminals who are operating in broad daylight off the street and empowering our law enforcement and our justice system to hold these people to account and ensure that our communities are safe."



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